Many women like to have thick, long lashes that transform their look. Eyelashes make the eye seem bigger, and if they look great, heavy makeup won’t be necessary. However, not all are born with thick and long lashes. If you don’t like using false lashes or extensions, there are things you can do to make your lashes fuller or at least make them appear longer. Consider the following ways.
Apply lash primer before your favorite mascara
Primers make foundation, eye shadow and mascaras work better. Just a coat of it can give you stronger, thicker and longer lashes and longer lasting mascara. Primer works by preparing the lashes for mascara and create a bond for extended wear. It can extend lashes when used with mascara, helping you achieve fuller and more voluminous wink. The bonus is that it can also condition and moisturize lashes that prevent breakage.
There are mascara primers on the market, though there are also 2-in-1 primer and mascara products you can buy. Experts say results depend on the formula of mascara.
Curl your lashes
When done the right way, curled lashes produce remarkable results to eye makeup. This is also an easy way to make your lashes look fuller and longer. For the best results, you should know the proper way to curl lashes. Use high quality curlers that are easy to use on the shape of your eye.
First, open it all the way as you would when using a pair of scissors. Bring it to the upper most part so that the strip reaches the root of the lashes. Before pressing, make sure all lashes are inside the curler and do it in upright position. Press it carefully and turn upwards so the curve is parallel to your eyelid’s crease. If needed, repeat the process and squeeze it in slow pulses, applying some light pressure and hold it in place for a few seconds. If you can’t include all lashes at first attempt, do it in batches until you have curled all of them. Do the same on the other eye.
Use the right type of mascara
A wide selection of makeup products is available in the market these days. These include different types of mascaras for dramatic lashes are always in style. Examine whether your current mascara is enhancing your look or not. If you think it needs improvement, you have a range of options to choose from.
One of your choices is lengthening mascaras that feature dense bristles that can get to the tip of your lashes. The fibers of these brushes bind to the tip, creating a longer look. This is perfect for short, sparse lashes. For best outcome, apply two coats of mascara.
Another great option is a volumizing or thickening mascara for thin or sparse lashes. These products are formulated with silicone polymers and waxes, designed to complement the shape of lashes.
There are also curling mascaras available today. With their thicker formula and curled applicator, you have an instant curler that saves you time since you do not need to use a separate tool. If you want all three features, you can go for all-in-one mascaras that define lashes. They are offered in waterproof variety, perfect for daywear.
Tightlining is done using eyeliners, but it can also make your lashes appear fuller. It is a makeup technique where you line the waterline or the wet area before the lash line. You can opt to tightline only the upper lash line for darker and thicker lashes, creating natural definition.
The best product to use for tightlining is a waterproof, smudge-free eyeliner. For a wonderful effect, use your thumb to lift the upper part of your eyelid and reveal the top waterline. Using small, gentle strokes, apply liner from the outside to the inside. Make sure there are no gaps.
Try lash perm
Eyelash perming is a fairly new treatment for getting your lashes curled for about 1 to 3 months, so you don’t have to curl it every single morning. Curled lashes look longer and thicker than straight ones, leaving you doe-eyed. The process is similar to curling lashes, but using chemicals that break the bonds of hair and follow the shape of the rollers for that lifted shape. You can choose natural lift, perm that thickens and lengthens the lashes or just a regular eyelash perm.
A trained beautician can perform this procedure. She will coat your lashes first with a special type of adhesive and wrap it around mini heated chips or foam rollers to hold the lashes in curled position. While your eyes are closed tightly, she will apply perming cream on your lashes and cover your lashes in plastic for the solution to work at it for about 5 minutes. Finally, she will apply some conditioner and neutralizer. The whole procedure may take about 45 minutes to complete.
When you get home, you cannot rub your eyes or let it get wet for at least 3 days to make sure your lashes are set. Additionally, you cannot use your waterproof mascara because only oil-based makeup removers can remove them and the latter can work against the lashes. However, you can still use your non-waterproof mascaras.
Use growth serum
FDA-approved lash growth serums are popularly used formulations today as the answer to long lashes. Growth serums have an active ingredient called bimatoprost, a prostaglandin that is safe for any skin type. It extends the growth cycle of lashes, making them darker and fuller. The nourishing ingredients found in growth serums also help strengthen lashes over time. It is best to look for those that have biotin, lipids and peptides. Biotin stimulates growth of additional follicles, lipids moisturize hair, and peptides keep them healthier by working on the cells.
Apply growth serum every morning, and wait until it shows results. Be patient for it might take awhile, depending on how your body reacts to it. You can see results in as fast as a month, while others waited for 3 to 4 months. Be reminded, however, that growth serums may have side effects. You may experience irritation and skin discoloration so ask your doctor about it first.
Treat your lashes with care
You should also take care of your lashes the same way you do with your hair. To enjoy healthy, thicker lashes, avoid product build-up. Cosmetics can weaken it, so take off your makeup properly. Take supplements such as vitamins B, C and E that are good for your skin and hair. Moisturize and condition your lashes to keep them protected. When choosing eye products or mascaras, consider those with nourishing ingredients. Make it a habit to read labels. Avoid alcohol based items that can dry the lashes or waterproof mascaras that require harsh makeup removers after use.
Thick and curly lashes can make a big difference in a person’s overall look. In today’s modern technology, numerous treatments and products can be used to achieve full lashes that are the envy of women. With a bit of patience, time and skill, you can achieve your desired lashes. If lash extensions are pretty extreme for you, consider some of the tips above as your handy solution. Let lengthening mascaras, eyelash serums and lifting treatments offer the most effective eye-defining alternatives in a generation where no makeup makeup is stylish.